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River Cherwell

2 miles (4 km)

Enjoy a nice waterside walk along the River Cherwell in Oxford. The circular route takes you from the University parks to Summertown before visiting nearby Marston.
The walk starts from the Rainbow Bridge, a distinctive curved footbridge over theRiver Cherwellin theUniversity Parks. The parks are alarge parkland area slightly northeast of the city centre inOxford. From the Rainbow bridge you can see punts travelling along the river in during the summer.
On the eastern side of the arched bridge you can pick up a footpath heading north toward Wolfson College, one of the constituent collegesof theUniversity of Oxford. There is a footbridge across the river which leads into the college grounds here.
After passing the college you have the option of continuing north toward Cutteslowe where there is a nice pubic park. This route heads east toward Marston where you head south through the Oxford suburb. A path then follows the Marston Brook across the meadows before returning you to Rainbow Bridge.
A short distance south of the bridge you can extend your exercise on the Mesopotamia Walk and Addison's Walk. They are both delightful paths along the river behind Magdalen College.

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Rainbow Bridge, Oxford

Rainbow Bridge, Oxford

Cherwell from Rainbow Bridge

A downstream view of Cherwell from the High Bridge (also known as Rainbow Bridge) in the University Parks, Oxford.

Wolfson College - - 771468

Wolfson College Across the River Cherwell

Looking down the Cherwell to the High Bridge, University Parks, Oxford (geograph 5480166)

Looking down the Cherwell to the High Bridge, University Parks, Oxford

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